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Is there any truer sign of civilisation returning to some semblance of ‘normality’ than the long awaited return of the Gosforth Beer Festival? After three years, the beloved celebration of canny pints, cracking live music and phenomenal scran returns to Gosforth Civic Centre from Friday 5th to Sunday 7th August. Boasting 20 keg and cask beers, both local and national (as well as low-alcohol, wine and soft drink options) and food from Meat:Stack (Friday), Scream For Pizza and Acropolis (Saturday) and Chuchos and Parmo-rama (Sunday), it’s a veritable who’s-who of quality local bevmeisters and scran-wizards.

Families are well entertained with the likes of Alison McGowan’s Ugly Bug Ball and the return of GCT’s retro gaming experiences. There’s plenty of live music on the cards too, with DJ sets from renowned selectors DJ Awkward Black Girl (Friday) and Helen Walkinshaw (Saturday) and live performances from five-piece outfit The King Bees (also Saturday), who pay homage to the vast R&B songbook of the 1940s through to the 60s. Meanwhile, Sunday plays host to their New Music Stage, boasting performances from singer-songwriter This Little Bird, folk/country/soul artist Tommy (of Holy Moly and the Crackers) and rounded off by a performances from acclaimed neo-soul artists Kate Bond and Dayna Leadbitter. We can’t wait!

Gosforth Beer Festival takes place at Gosforth Civic Theatre, Newcastle from Friday 5th-Sunday 7th August.

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